Nobody wants to live in Anderson, even Anderson government employees. So the city wants to require new hires to live in town, and even ask the General Assembly to remove the state-mandated exemption for police and firefighters. But what about those pesky private companies?
Many Anderson private businesses also are not doing their part in making sure they hire locally, council members said.
“We sold our soul to Nestlé, and we’re not getting our bang for our buck,” Councilman Rodney Chamberlain said.
Many employees and executives from Anderson’s new Nestlé plant will live in high-income areas like Fishers, council members said.
Board of Public Works Chairman Greg Graham questioned whether it would be wise for Anderson to make new businesses hire locally as a condition of their incentive package.
Oh, yeah, that’ll make Anderson really attractive to a prospective employer.